Tragedy was averted at the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, Sabon Tasha in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State as a suspected suicide bomber was apprehended by officials of the church.
It was gathered that the lone bomber had gained access into the church when the CCTV of the church picked him on Sunday, February 2, 2020.
The CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Joseph Hayab, condemned the incident and described it as unacceptable.
He said the failed suicide bombing signified the
effectiveness of the three-day fast and prayer called by CAN.
The Chief Security Officer of the church, Mr Ekpeyong Edet, said the suspect had already entered the church and sat down before he was accosted by security men, and on searching his bag, an explosive device was found.
The suspect, was handed over to the police at the Sabon Police Station, while security was beefed up around the church.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who gave the name of the suspect as Nathaniel Samuel in a statement, said he was arrested when church service was on going.
He added that the suspect was arrested in possession of some suspected Improvised Explosive Devices in his bag. He is currently being interrogated at the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department while efforts are on to apprehend his accomplices.